If you are a LinkedIn user then there is great news for you. Now you will be able to search for jobs in your preferred language i.e. Hindi and share and receive Hindi content on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. Actually, LinkedIn has launched its Hindi interface today. The company has set a new milestone with the launch of Hindi, the first Indian regional language, on LinkedIn today, as it will bring a big relief to the nearly 600 million Hindi speaking people of the country.
LinkedIn is now available in 25 languages of the world
The company further said that with this launch, LinkedIn aims to remove language barriers, giving Hindi speakers greater access to professional and networking opportunities in India and around the world. With the launch of Hindi, LinkedIn now supports 25 languages globally.
The company has currently rolled out the first phase.
Starting today, as part of LinkedIn’s Phase-I roll-out in Hindi, members will be able to access their feeds, profiles, jobs, messaging and create content in Hindi on desktop and on their Android and iOS phones. As a next step, LinkedIn will work towards broadening the job opportunities available to Hindi speaking professionals in industries including more banking and government jobs. The platform will continue to add more Hindi publishers and creators in the coming weeks to foster member engagement and conversations in Hindi.
India is the largest market after America
India is a key market for growth in LinkedIn and the second largest market in terms of members after the US, accounting for 82 million members as part of a global community of 800 million (800 million) members. India’s member base has grown by 20+ million (15% year-on-year growth) over the past three years and has seen a surge in engagement and interactions on the platform since the pandemic.
How to use LinkedIn, and set up your profile in Hindi:
To view the LinkedIn mobile application in Hindi, smartphone users need to select Hindi as their preferred device language under phone settings. For members already using Hindi as their preferred language on their smartphone, the LinkedIn experience will automatically be available in Hindi. On desktop, members need to click on the ‘Me’ icon at the top of their LinkedIn homepage and select ‘Settings and Privacy’. Members will then have to click on ‘Accounts Preferences’ on the left, select ‘Site Preferences’, click ‘Change’ next to ‘Language’ and select ‘Hindi’ from the drop down list.
Once selected, the user interface and platform experience, including navigation bar, will be displayed in Hindi to help members quickly and easily find the features they are looking for. User-generated content, such as posts to a member’s home feed, will be displayed in the language in which they were originally created. However, for members whose primary language selection is set to Hindi, on clicking the ‘See Translation’ option, the translation of the respective posts will be displayed in Hindi. If members are not already using a Hindi keyboard, to create Hindi content on LinkedIn, they will need to change their keyboard input language to Hindi, or add a Hindi keyboard to their desktop or smartphone.
Users will be able to add another language profile in Hindi
With the launch of Hindi, members also have the advantage of creating their LinkedIn profile in Hindi, making it easier for Hindi speaking members and recruiters to find them for relevant opportunities. New LinkedIn members can sign up for LinkedIn in Hindi by visiting linkedin.com and registering for a new account. Members with existing English profile can add another language profile in Hindi. Adding a second language profile is currently only available on desktop. To create a second language profile, members need to click the “Me” icon, then “view profile” and then “add profile in another language”.
In order to make their existing profile appear in Hindi, members will be required to create a secondary language profile in the same language as their existing profile. This will prompt them to choose the preferred language for their current profile from a drop down list of 25 languages, which now includes Hindi.
This is the Phase 1 roll-out of LinkedIn in Hindi, and the platform will evaluate member feedback and adoption over the next few months to improve the member experience.